MAF missionaries raise support for a pooled fund out of which MAF covers salary, housing, benefits, and staff-related ministry expenses. MAF exercises discretion over the use of missionary support to carry out its mission and care for its staff.
Matt and Beth Wisch are thankful for the opportunity to serve God and His people through Mission Aviation Fellowship. Matt will serve as an IT Support Specialist and will provide computer, communications, and infrastructure support to help reach isolated people groups. Beth and Elise will look for opportunities to connect with and minister to their community in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Leia will remain in Utah to finish her degree, then she hopes to become an English teacher.
Matt grew up in northern Virginia in a Christian home. God was always a part of Matt’s life, but his relationship with the Lord became personal when he was a teenager and his parents divorced. As soon as he graduated high school Matt started working for tech companies. He worked his way from answering phones at a small IT company to working for the Department of Defense as a Private Cloud Administrator. Matt met Beth at work on Ft. Meade in Maryland in 2007.
Beth grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She joined the Navy right after high school and served as a Spanish and French linguist for 8 years. While Beth was stationed overseas in Rota, Spain, she welcomed daughter Leia in October 2000. She separated from the Navy in 2005 and worked as an instructor for the Department of Defense. In 2006, Beth came to know the Lord through the faithful fellowship and discipleship of the close community of Christians that God brought into her life. Beth was hungry to know the Lord better, so she immediately enrolled in the Christian Ministries B.A. program at Grand Canyon University. Beth and Matt got married in January 2009. They welcomed daughter Elise in November of that year.
When Elise was a year old, Beth accepted a position at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria. The family lived in Austria for three and a half years, and while stationed there, both Matt and Beth had the opportunity to travel all over Europe, the Caucasus, Asia, and Africa. An enthusiastic student, Beth decided to return to school full time to finish her Masters Degree in Instructional Design upon returning to the United States in 2014, and she has worked as an eLearning Designer ever since. Matt’s career flourished since returning from Europe, and he most recently worked as a Systems Architect at a large international brokerage. Not unlike Isaiah in Isaiah 6:8, Matt heard the Lord calling him and his family to serve overseas. Matt is not a pilot, but has a passion for “most anything with an engine.” God used that passion, along with Holy Spirit promptings, and close relationships with former MAF missionaries to bring the Wisch family to MAF.
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in the Wisch family’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.